Miami developer and art collector Jorge Pérez, who recently made a $35 million gift in cash and art to Miami Art Museum, recently discussed his collection with The Wall Street Journal’s Kelly Crow.
On August 11th, Second Saturdays are Free for Families featured “Ancient Rhythms” with drum-making inspired by the exhibition Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia. Special guest artists Oscar Fuentes & Friends wowed the crowd playing an array of drums, chanting and getting everyone in on the act with call and response. A percussive procession followed as everyone marched to the beat with their own drum as they circled the room. It was an afternoon of art and rhythm that couldn’t be beat!
In Sunday’s Miami Herald feature, MAM Associate Curator René Morales is quoted saying: "By 2015, Lagos will have more than 23 million people and will be the third largest city in the world, right behind Tokyo and Mumbai, according to some estimates. Lagos doesn’t have the infrastructure for such a massive increase in population. In her piece, Kimsooja deals with the effects of mass urbanization on the street level, addressing specific places and specific issues.”
Save the Date
Save the date for a the film screening: LAGOS / KOOLHAAS, directed by Bregtje van der Haak. This hypnotic documentary explores the complex city of Lagos through the observations of award-winning architect and urban theorist Rem Koolhaas and the residents themselves. Click here for more details.
Image: LAGOS / KOOLHAAS (still). Directed by Bregtje van der Haak. Courtesy Icarus Films.
BizBash editors named the MAM Ball a top event in South Florida. This year’s MAM Ball will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012, and will commemorate the Museum’s 29 years in its Cultural Center home. The Museum will reopen in its expanded, Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in fall 2013. Reserve your table to the 2012 MAM Ball today!